- Thornberg occasionally talks into the wrong
end of the sky phone in the toilet on the
- On several places dead bodies move and the
blood stains disappear and appear strangely.
- Aircraft phones didn't accept incoming calls
until October 15th, 1994 - four years after
the film's release.
- When a black terrorist reaches down for
a "present" it is a white hand grabbing
- During the snowmobile chase, towards the
part before the bad guys start shooting at
McClane, there is a person towards the right
hand side trying to flag the actors with a
flashlight to go a certain way.
- The terrorists are using Kenwood 46AT Handheld
Radios that operate on 440Mhz. The Army moves
in with a Kenwood TS-850 Radio that operates
on 30Mhz-3Mhz. Nowhere close to the frequency
the terrorists are using.
- Near the beginning of the film, McClane
is fighting by some luggage with two terrorists.
When the African-American terrorist kicks
him, you can obviously see the the actor playing
the terrorist has been replaced by a stuntman.
- When McClane pushes the painting shelves
on the terrorist, you can clearly see the
terrorist has been replaced by a really crappy
dummy. - David
- McClane barely escapes from the access hatch
on the runway before it is slammed shut by
the tire of Esperanza's plane - yet when they
cut to the overhead view, you can see the
plane's tire tracks in the snow on the runway,
but none are going over the access hatch that
it closed! - Scott
- Hand grenades do not take 10-15 seconds
to detonate, as they do before they blow up
the cargo plane.
- Comment: Absolutely.
It takes precisely 4.25 seconds to detonate.
They just threw in a few grenades without
priming them and the last one primed to
detonate all them at once. It is also
impossible to prime grenades at that rate
(from my own military experience it takes
at lease 4-5 seconds to prime and throw
a hand grenade). - V.
- IF the movie took place in Virginia,
then where the Fairfax county police dept.?
- Big Earl
- Comment: You
do see ONE Fairfax County PD car in the
end of the movie on the runway - look
for the round county seal & older
style markings on the door :) - Scott
- The scene where John McClane is launched
up by the ejection seat is nice, but since
when has there been ejection seats on cargo
- Comment: I
can't say for sure but I guess military
cargo planes were equipped with ejection
seats since WWII. - V.
The plane in question is a C-123,
which does not have ejection seats,
nor do any other cargo aircraft in
the whole US inventory. I was a firefighter
in the Air Force for four years, and
these were quite an important issue
for us. ;-)
- When they televise Die Hard 2 on the air
they dub in some sound-a-like voice in the
scenes where Bruce Willis swears. - Chuck
I don't know if you've ever watched a
movie on TV before (other than this one
of course) but this is a very, VERY common
procedure. This doesn't count as a goof.
- McClane makes a phone call from a payphone
inside of Dulles Airport, which says "Pacific
Telephone" on it. Dulles is in Virginia,
which is served by Bell-Atlantic Telephone.
- Correction: Actually,
Dulles Airport, although technically in
Bell Atlantic's service area, was served
at the time by Contel which was subsequently
purchased by GTE, so the phones should
have said Contel or GTE depending on the
age of the phone. Today they would say
Verizon now that GTE and Bell have merged,
but they NEVER said Bell Atlantic in any
case. - Tracy
- Near the end of the movie, when Samuel L.
Jackson's character is in the baseball stadium
the camera dose a close up on his face you
see a vacuum hose on the field and the next
scene it disappears. - a channer
- Someone asked: Has anyone EVER figured out
the math to that damn water-in-a-bottle-diffuse-the-bomb
riddle? I actually have, in case anyone's
wondering about it. If I remember right, they've
got a 5, a 3, and they need 4. Fill the five,
tip it into the 3, leaving 2. Empty out the
three, and put the 2 in it. Then fill the
five, and use that jug to fill up the remainder
of the 3, which will leave 4 in the 5 gallon
jug. - Steve
- Comment: Concerning
the water bottle riddle, there is another
way to solve it. Fill the 3 and dump in
the 5, fill the 3 again and dump in the
5 until it is full. This leaves 1 gallon
in the 3 gallon jug. Empty out the 5,
then dump the 1 gallon that is in the
3 into the 5. Then fill the 3 and dump
into the 5. You now have 4 gallons in
the 5! I know the movie didn't do it this
way, but this was the only way I knew
how to solve it. - Tony
- When McClane and Zeus jump off the bridge,
they free-fall at least 100 feet and land
on the deck, yet neither is hurt badly. -
- When the two officers go to rescue the kids
that are stuck in the classroom they for some
reason try and escape by going to the roof.
However you see that there is a good solid
two minutes and fifteen seconds left before
the so called bomb is going to go off. Why
wouldn't they just go out the front doors?
With that much time they could have left,
come back, and left again. - Steve
- Near the end of the film, The subtitles
for one of the German terrorists says that
the escort goes to Nova Scotia in ten minutes.
But the actor says Zwansieg, which means twenty.